Katie Couric celebrates arrival of new family member after daughter Ellie gets married
Katie Couric celebrates the arrival of a new family after the wedding of her daughter Ellie
Katie Couric sent her fans into a spin on Sunday as she announced the surprise arrival of a new family member.
The 64-year-old shared a series of snapshots, starting with a photo of her daughter Ellie kissing her husband Mark Dobrosky on their wedding day.
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But Katie had a big surprise up her sleeve. The next pic was a photo of an adorable puppy with the star announcing, “I have a new big puppy !!!” The remaining photos show the sweet puppy, named Ricky, with Ellie and Mark.
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“Great news folks !!! Scroll down and see! (Sorry, I chopped off your head Ellie. I must have done it 12 times!” Katie captioned the post. Her husband, John Molner, was among the first to comment – and that is It was clear that he too had fallen in love with his prank. “Haha! Don’t scare me like that!” he wrote.
Katie announced Ricky’s arrival on Instagram
Newlyweds Ellie and Mark tied the knot on the weekend of July 4 in an emotional celebration in front of family and friends. Ellie is Katie’s eldest child with her late husband Jay Monahan, and when Mark asked the question in 2019, he proposed with the same ring Katie received from Jay.
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Katie lost her first husband Jay to cancer in 1998
The star lost Jay to colorectal cancer in 1998, and in June she paid special tribute to him on what would have been their 32nd wedding anniversary.
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“Today is June 10,” Katie wrote. “It would have been our 32nd wedding anniversary. It is a sad day but also a day that I am grateful for the 8 years I have been married to Jay and for the way he lives with our daughters.”
The star has been married to John Molner since 2014
She married John Molner on June 21, 2014 in her private home in the Hamptons. In addition to Ellie, Katie also shares her daughter Caroline with her late first husband.
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